May 25, 2021  |  Your latest trade news

Sales at BWG Foods rise by over 3% to €874 million

News | BWG’s results “the jewel in the crown” of South African parent The Spar Group

BWG Foods grew group sales by more than 3% to €874 million in the six months to the end of March, The Irish Times has reported. BWG Foods is the...

Aldi Sandyford on market at guide price of €10.75m; promises 5.1% return

News | Current passing rent is €603,376 per annum, with next rent review due in October 2021

66-year-old woman receives suspended sentence and fine for not wearing mask in-store

News | Some 40 supporters applauded the woman as she left courthouse

Musgrave MarketPlace appoints Ken Allan as new head of beverage

People | Wholesaler also hires 13 experienced on-trade beverage sales colleagues and will significantly expand its alcohol range by 34%

Lidl makes €2.5 million supply deal with Irish artisan coffee producers

News | Retailer expands coffee range with introduction of 10 brand new barista-quality artisan coffees

70% of hospitality businesses intend to reopen in June, despite 58% expecting to make a loss or just break even

News | 60% of hospitality businesses surveyed expect to experience difficulty in filling roles  

90% of Irish consumers happy to test food at home as an alternative to ‘in-store tastings'

News | 80% failure rate of new products means it is more important than ever to engage in rigorous consumer taste testing to ensure brands are successful and not ‘one hit wonders’**

Spar and Eurospar introduce JAM Card initiative to nationwide retail estate

News | The JAM Card allows people with a learning difficulty, autism, hidden disability or communication barrier tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily

Irish drinks producers welcome new standards for the online sale and delivery of alcohol

Off-trade | New standards enhance safeguards to prevent online alcohol sale and delivery to those underage or intoxicated, and where prohibited by law

Retail NI hits out at Executive Office regulations on table service

News | Strict table service will "just not work for businesses which rely on self-service," says Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts

Tesco launches Great Irish Bake in aid of CHI at Temple Street

News | Customers can donate €1 at the till or at the checkout online to help raise funds

Midlands farmer launches oat drink to challenge leading brands

News | Oat in the City drinks retain oats’ natural beta glucans, fibre, and protein, are gluten-free, low in natural sugars, and have no added sugars

Food Academy’s Irish food and drink start-ups are optimistic as 93% expect revenue growth in 2021

News | SuperValu supported by Bord Bia and Local Enterprise Offices launches 45 new Food Academy Producers in stores

Applications now open for ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards 2021

Ireland's best grocery managers will be celebrated on 30 September 2021, at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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